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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 1, 1998
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on September 1, 1998. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Janeice Jump and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the agenda with the addition of an executive session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the August 11, 1998 meeting were approved as amended with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board we are still drawing heavy for September and will begin reducing KRD flows to meet USBR contract rates for September and will be increasing Flip Flop to approximately 400 CFS. We anticipate operating until October 15, 1998.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he attended the Joint Board Meeting at SVID on August 21, 1998. August 24, 1998 Mr. Carpenter met with Steve Rolf, USBR, and toured KRD laterals proposed for piping with RRA conservation monies. August 26, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Tri County Water Resource Agency Meeting in Yakima. August 27, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Roza Sunnyside Board of Joint Control water quality meeting and a meeting with Department of Ecology personnel and District Managers. August 28, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended a Joint Board meeting and on August 28, 1998 Roger Satnik and Shane Straga attended a water quality assurance water quality control program at SVID presented by Department of Ecology.
Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board the CD was reinvested for 6 months at 5.6% with Sterling Savings.
Mr. Carpenter presented information and distributed copies of the CH2MHill Bristol proposal explaining the information has been distributed to local contractors for input prior to preparation of the bid packet. Mr. Carpenter further explained as further information becomes available it will be distributed to Board members for review. Lengthy discussion followed
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter distributed a news article regarding Trendwest water purchases that appeared in the Yakima Herald and Daily Record. Mr. Carpenter further explained the article did not address the third party impacts of releasing transferred water from the Cle Elum Reservoir which requires approval from the Court and from third parties. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented a turnout request from Dana Lind Sec. 4 Twn. 18 Rng. 18. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the turnout request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the Governors Industrial Safety and Health Conference scheduled for October 29, 30, 1998 in Spokane and requested Gary Johnson be authorized to attend and approve the registration fee of $65.00. Mr. Carpenter requested Gary Johnson be authorized to attend YVCC "Firstline Leadership Series" to be held in Yakima and approve the registration fee of $110.00. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly authorized Gary Johnson to attend and KRD pay the fees for the Governors Industrial Safety and Health Conference and "Firstline Leadership Series". The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a pipe installation request from Roger Clerf Sec. 8 Twn. 19 Rng. 16 A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the pipe installation request with the stipulation Roger Clerf purchase the pipe and KRD provide installation. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a turnout request from Glen Hutchinson Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 20 A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the turnout request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Sept. 2, 1998 Congressional Field Hearing Pasco
Sept. 3, 1998 Wash. State Dept. Of Trans. USBR
Sept. 9, 1998 River Ops. Yakima
Sept. 10, 1998 USBR Budget Mtg. USBR
Sept. 17, 1998 Jack Haynes -USBR KRD
Sept. 24, 1998 TCWRA Prosser
Sept. 25, 1998 Joint Board Yakima
Oct. 1, 1998 Joint Board Tour
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:10 P.M. to discuss legal and personnel matters with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular session at 2:40 P.M. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for the month of July, 1998 expenses, Vouchers # 15185-15282 & 15253-15273 & 15275-15305 in the sum of $ 110,473.69 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly Payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Paul Weaver - Chairman
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